Current Affairs 2019 - Current Affairs Today

Vice President undertakes four-day visit to Vietnam

Vice President of India M. Venkaiah Naidu commenced his four-day official visit to Vietnam on 9 May 2019. His visit comes after a series of high-level exchanges between India-Vietnam in 2018 which include visit of Vietnamese Prime Minister in January and President in March to India. ContentsKey Highlights of VisitAbout 16th United Nations Day of Read More…

CBIC organises meeting of WCO’s Asia Pacific Region

Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC), under Ministry of Finance is organising a meeting of Regional Heads of Customs Administration of Asia Pacific Region of World Customs Organisation (WCO) in Kochi (in Kerela) from 8th to 10th May, 2019. As India currently holds seat of Vice Chairperson of Asia Pacific region (assumed on Read More…

Pioneer Indian Lawyer Dr N. R. Madhava Menon passes away

Dr.NR Madhava Menon an educationist, scholar and pioneer of Indian legal education, dies in Thiruvananthapuram at 84 years of age. About NR Madhava Menon He is considered as ‘Father of Modern Legal Education’, for changing the face of Indian legal education. Contributions: He is pioneer in establishment of National Law Schools in India. He also Read More…

India’s Jagjit Pavadia re-elected International Narcotics Control Board (INCB)

India’s Jagjit Pavadia was re-elected to International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) for another five-year term beginning 2nd March, 2020. This victory has added to India’s successful record of winning crucial elections at United Nation (UN) and to UN’s subsidiary bodies. ContentsAbout Jagjit PavadiaAbout INCB About Jagjit Pavadia She has been member of INCB since 2015 Read More…

Iran announces Partial Withdrawal from JCPOA

Iran announced it will pull out of some commitments under 2015 international nuclear agreement signed with world powers, called Joint Comprehensive Plan Of Action (JCPOA). ContentsAbout Iran’s Partial WithdrawalRecent DevelopmentsUS Stand on IssueAbout JCPOA About Iran’s Partial Withdrawal In a move of partial withdrawal from JCPOA Iran will pull out of some commitments such as: Read More…

World Red Cross Day observed on May 8

The World Red Cross Day, also known as World Red Cross or Red Crescent Day, is annually observed on May 8. It is celebrated to commemorate birth anniversary of Henri Dunant (born on 8 May 1828), the founder of Red Cross and International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). ContentsWorld Red Cross DayWorld Red Cross Read More…

Home Ministry discontinues ‘Black Lists’ of Indian-Origin People

The Ministry of Home Affairs announced that it has put an end to the local adverse lists commonly known as ‘Black Lists’ of Indian-origin people. About Black List It is maintained by Indian missions (Indian Embassies in different countries) and posts abroad. It contains list of Indian-origin people who have taken asylum (i.e. right to Read More…

5th United Nations Global Road Safety Week

The Fifth United Nations (UN) Global Road Safety Week is being held from 6 May to 12 May 2019. The theme for weekly event in 2019 is “Leadership for road safety”. ContentsAbout 5th UN Global Road Safety Week 2019About “Save Lives – #SpeakUp” campaign Key Findings of Global Status Report on Road Safety: WHO About 5th Read More…